The nonprofit mission of Native Seeds/SEARCH is to conserve and promote arid-adapted crop diversity to nourish a changing world. We work within the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico to strengthen regional food security.
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Grain School Returns January 2013

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Calling all brewers, bakers and pizza makers!

After an incredible inaugural class last year, Grain School is returning again in 2013. Grain School is the important link in our transition to a more local and sustainable food system. Scaling your operation to a manageable effort, sourcing, planting, growing, harvesting, cleaning, storage and milling will all be addressed. Learn the history, philosophy and genetics as well as the practical applications of growing, harvesting and milling heritage grains.

January 6 - 11, 2013
NS/S Conservation Center
3584 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85701

Grain School features Glenn Roberts, the founder of Anson Mills, Columbia, SC. Glenn is the driving force behind the creation of a network of organic farmers growing heritage corn, wheat and rice on 5 - 30 acre plots. Facilitated by Bill McDorman, Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH and Joy Hought, MSc.

Also presenting:
- Jeff Zimmerman, owner of the historic Hayden Flour Mills in Tempe, Arizona, who is working with Native Seeds/SEARCH to reintroduce heritage wheat and corn as local food crops for Arizona.
- Gary Nabhan, co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, author and eco-educator

Space is limited - sign up early! Register online or call 520-622-0830 ex 100.


Scholarships available for Native Americans, educators and those who are passionate but on limited income. Scholarship payments due March 22. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.